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• I have a lot to teach your child this year, but there is one thing at the top of my list. You may have heard your child say it already. I want them to say with confidence, 

"I can do it!

Help me encourage your child to say this often - especially when things get difficult!


Sight words are extremely important! Your child needs to know how to read the words we practice in class. Provide ongoing opportunities for them to show you they know how to read and write these words! The current cumulative sight words are:

little

said

here

was

do

and

what

this

is

play

to

have

go

see

like

the

we

I

can

• Phonics is another important skill we learn in kindergarten. The current phonics focus is Uu, Kk and Ll.

• Practice counting to 100 by 2s, 5s, and 10s.

• Practice saying the days of the week and months of the year.

• Practice counting from 1-100.

• Practice simple writing sentences. Emphasize a capital at the beginning and punctuation at the end of each sentence. I encourage the children to use a one-finger space between words. Spelling is not critical, but an understanding of letter sounds is!

• Talk about ADJECTIVES (words that describe)

We are now exploring coin values.

• Talk about the differences between NOUNS (object words) and VERBS (action words). Our chant is, “If you can DO it, it’s a verb. If you can TOUCH it, it’s a noun!”

• Have fun with OPPOSITES!

• We are now COMPARING things! (tales to shortest, darkest to lightest, etc…)

• A story has a WHO (characters), WHAT (plot) and WHERE (setting). The plot has a beginning, middle, and end.

• Practice identifying and writing numbers.

• Look for patterns in things.

• Ask your child what they mean when they say, "A sloppy body is a sloppy mind."

• Have fun practicing with the syllables of words!

• Continue to emphasize the ability of your child to write their name legibly. 

• Continue to work with you child's ability to name letters outside the context of the ABC song. This should include the sounds of the letters (2 sounds for vowels).

• Have fun with rhyming words!